Placed 8th in the FIFA rankings, the Netherlands are expected to win their first game of the tournament: As favourites, they are described by the Sun (Lord 1) and Venus (Lord 10; victory for the favourites).
Their rivals Senegal are awarded Saturn (Lord of the opposing 7th house) and Mars (Lord 4).
The Moon (significator of events) applies first to trine Saturn, and next to trine Mars, both strong testimonies for Senegal.
The only aspect in favour of the Netherlands is a square from the Moon to the antiscion of Venus at 24 Capricorn 19. The Moon will have to travel several degrees over the 5-degree orb usually considered effective for a 90-minute football match, so the best chances for the Netherlands are likely to occur in extra time.
Extra time is not certain. Nor, according to this chart, is a strong performance from the Netherlands. Senegal, however, seem likely to perform much better than the pundits expect.
Chart cast with Astrogold for Mobile
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly